The feasibility of synthetic fuels in renewable energy systems

Iva Ridjan, Brian Vad Mathiesen, David Connolly, Neven Duić

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The transport sector is the only sector in which there have been no significant renewable energy penetrations, it is heavily dependent on oil with rapid growth in the last decades. Moreover, it is challenging to obviate the oil dependence due to the wide variety of modes and needs in the sector. Nowadays, biofuels along with electricity are proposed as one of the main options for replacing fossil fuels in the transport sector. The main reasons for avoiding the direct usage of biomass, i.e. producing biomass derived fuels, are land use shortage, limited biomass availability, interference with food supplies, and other impacts on environment and biosphere. Hence, it is essential to make a detailed analysis of this sector in order to match the demand and to meet the criteria of a 100% renewable energy system in 2050. The purpose of this article is to identify potential pathways for producing synthetic fuels, with a specific focus on solid oxide electrolyser cells combined with the recycling of CO2.
TitelCD Proceedings
Antal sider17
ForlagSDEWES Centre
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Begivenhed7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Ohrid, Makedonien
Varighed: 1 jul. 20127 jul. 2012


Konference7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems